With a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday night at Allstate Arena, the Chicago Wolves clinched the franchise’s 19th postseason berth in 24 years.
“It’s obviously a special thing for this group from where they came from to where they are,” said Wolves head coach Rocky Thompson, referencing the team’s rise from last in the league to first in the Central Division over four months. “Our guys came to work today extremely hard and I’m really proud of their effort and how they played as a team.”
Forwards Wade Megan, Brett Sterling and Scooter Vaughan as well as defensemen Jake Bischoff and Jason Garrison scored for Chicago (39-22-7-4). Oscar Dansk (11-2-4) made 25 saves in the victory.